PHP Web Developer Salary

A sizeable majority of PHP Web Developers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $57K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Some workers in this field — roughly a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by a little more than half. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$36,819 - $89,780
$37K
$58K
$90K
MEDIAN: $58,216
10%
50%
90%

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$13.04 - $48.18
$13
$26
$48
MEDIAN: $26.07
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50%
90%

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$0$92K
Salary $36,819 - $89,780
Bonus $0.00 - $9,916
Profit Sharing $1,017
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$34,580 - $92,123
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 164
Hourly Data $0$67
Hourly Rate $13.04 - $48.18
Overtime $0.30 - $67.73
Annual Data $0$92K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,916
Profit Sharing $1,017
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$34,580 - $92,123
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 53

Job Description for PHP Web Developer

A PHP web developer works with that programming language to implement an organization’s web design and help establish its web presence. While some design elements may figure into a PHP web developer’s job, much of his or her work revolves around bringing the vision of a web designer or design team to reality. Additionally, the PHP web developer works with the web site’s infrastructure on all consumer functions it is expected to fulfill. The development of these consumer-related functions may be as simple as implementing contact forms or formats or as extensive as developing a full e-commerce solution for the company’s website. In that latter case, the PHP web developer must be familiar with developing secure web solutions for business and sales transactions and understand how to create an infrastructure that supports these needs.

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PHP Web Developer Tasks

  • Test and document software for web sites.
  • Work with designers and content producers.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for web sites.
  • Write code to generate web pages, access databases and business logic servers.

Common Career Paths for PHP Web Developer


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For PHP Web Developers, progressing to a Senior Software Engineer role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Senior Software Engineer can earn $94K annually. When PHP Web Developers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Senior Web Developers or PHP Developers. Those roles pay an additional $23K and $3K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for PHP Web Developer


PHP Web Developers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Drupal, Asynchronous Javascript and XML Web Development, Object Oriented Programming, and PHP are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Apache / Apache HTTP Server, Ajax, and SQL. Most people who know MySQL also know JavaScript.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,857

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 33 percent, PHP Web Developers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. PHP Web Developers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+18 percent) and Los Angeles (+9 percent). PHP Web Developers in St. Louis make 36 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Chicago and Seattle (12 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

PHP Web Developer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a PHP Web Developer?

PHP Web Developer in Houston:
"Current Position."
Pros: I enjoy who I work with the most. I work for and with amazing individuals/
Cons: I dislike the pay rate in which I get paid for my services.

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Key Stats for PHP Web Developer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
1%

Experience Affects PHP Web Developer Salaries

▲33%

▲15%

National Average
$58,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect PHP Web Developer Salaries

Drupal
▲6%


National Average
$58,000

Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
▼3%

PHP
▼4%


▼5%

▼7%

▼7%


▼9%


▼11%

SQL
▼11%

▼12%

Apache / Apache HTTP Server
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 33%